Opening Leads - Selecting A Suit
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Against a suit contract, declarer has two main ways of getting rid of losers the first is ruffing them what should you lead
Against a suit contract, declarer has two main ways of getting rid of losers the second is discarding them on an established suit what kind of lead should you make
Against a suit contract, declarer has two main ways of getting rid of losers if you don't know which way is likely what should you do
look to see if your partnership can make a ruff otherwise make a passive lead.
When leading what guide is there to selecting a suit
1. Partners Suit
2. Your Suit
3. Unbid Suit
4. Opponents Suit
When leading partners suit with a doubleton what should you lead
When leading partners suit and you have 3 or more with and honour what should you lead
Lead low unless dummy has the honours
When leading partners suit with 3 or 4 small cards when should you lead high
if have supported
When leading partners suit with 3 or 4 small cards when should you lead low
if haven't supported
Leading low in a suit bid by the ops says you have
3 honours in it.
Leading high in a suit bid by the ops says you have
at least an almost perfect sequence of 4.
Against a NT contract when leading the unbid suit lead passively when
1. When opponents stop in 2NT or 3NT after a limited auction i.e. 1NT,2NT,3NT
2. You suspect you have all the outside strength
3. Without a long suit
Against a Trump contract Lead the Ace in partners suit unless
you want partner to swap to another suit - partner must switch suits if they win with a lower honour.
When leading low from a known 5+ card suit which card should you lead
lead 4th best from exactly 5 or lowest from 6+
What conditions must be met before leading a singleton
you have enough trumps &
It is Partners or an unbid suit
Or your partnership holds the trump ace or king
When are the only 3 times you should lead a doubleton assuming you have enough trumps
1. It is Partners suit or
2. It is AK or
3. Ax only if you believe Partner has the K
Should you lead a trump if it is a singleton
Should you lead a trump if the opponents are sacrificing
Should you lead a trump when the opponents play in openers second suit and you have honours in the first
Should you lead a trump if the opponents' part-score contract has been doubled for penalty.
Should you lead a trump when dummy makes a single raise and you have broken honours in all the other suits
Should you lead a trump if you have long and strong trumps
Should you lead a trump if the bidding indicates the dummy may be short in a suit
Should you lead a trump if the dummy denied no trump due to flaw
Should you lead a trump if a passive lead is desired but leading any of the side suits is too dangerous.
Should you lead a trump if the dummy has shown a long side suit but you have it blocked.
When dummy has a long suit it also has a short suit. Since the long suit cannot be established, declarer will try to use dummy's trumps for ruffing.
Should you lead a trump if the dummy has a long strong side suit dummy has a long strong side suit
Should you lead a trump if the opponents are playing in a misfit
(partner probably has an honour)
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